Emergency Management

Preparing Animals for Natural Disasters
Emergency Management
Preparing Animals for Natural Disasters
2021-07-23 12:40:07
by Ansley Puckett

Hurricane season is underway and climate experts warn of increasingly severe and frequent storms. Animal advocacy groups are reminding the public and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to protect animals during natural disasters.  Often left out of disaster planning and... Read More

President to Meet with Governors to Prepare for Natural Disasters
Emergency Management
President to Meet with Governors to Prepare for Natural Disasters
2021-06-23 21:38:44
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden announced Tuesday he would meet with state governors next week to map out a strategy for handling disasters from severe weather. Heat and drought in western states is creating wildfires and crop damage. The National... Read More

Disaster Recovery Agents Push to Codify HUD Recovery Grant Program
Emergency Management
Disaster Recovery Agents Push to Codify HUD Recovery Grant Program
2021-04-27 13:07:36
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — First used in 1993, HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Recovery Program enhances the agency’s already flexible grants that help cities, counties, and states recover from presidentially declared disasters. These special recovery grants supplement disaster programs of the Federal... Read More

Tropical Storms Laura, Marco Expected to Strengthen in Gulf
Emergency Management
Tropical Storms Laura, Marco Expected to Strengthen in Gulf

MIAMI — Florida’s impacts from the dual storms approaching the Gulf of Mexico appeared to be limited to stormy weather in the Florida Keys, which could begin Monday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. update. The Keys... Read More

Hurricane Hanna Clean-Up Going Smoothly Despite the Challenges of COVID-19
Emergency Management
Hurricane Hanna Clean-Up Going Smoothly Despite the Challenges of COVID-19
2020-07-31 13:10:21
by Jacob Pederson

Disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Hanna’s arrival on the coast of Texas last week are going well despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, according to the Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Administration.  Hurricane Hanna hit Texas with winds... Read More

New Online Map Shows U.S. Flood Risk Considerably Higher Than Shown In Federal Data
Natural Disasters
New Online Map Shows U.S. Flood Risk Considerably Higher Than Shown In Federal Data
2020-07-02 13:45:10
by Gaspard Le Dem

A new virtual map unveiled this week provides a comprehensive and precise look at the risk of flooding across America through a free online tool called Flood Factor. The website, developed by the First Street Foundation, a non-profit research and... Read More

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